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Feb 12, 2013 8:00pm EST
insider: the new speaker of the house, john boehner. >> i now pass this gavel and the sacred trust that goes with it to the new speaker. god bless you, speaker boehner. >> he is a career politician, ohioan, hard scrabble upbringing. arrived in 1990, was part of the gang that went after the democrats over the bank scandals. rose to power, became a dealmaker. >> narrator: boehner had served ten terms in the congress, carefully working his way up the leadership ladder. >> john boehner regards himself as an institutionalist, a guy who really loves, reveres even, the house of representatives. >> narrator: but now, boehner would have to lead a class of insurgents. >> i don't think he knew what had fallen into his lap. i don't think he recognized that this was going to be such a hard ride. >> house republicans in the 112th congress plotted strategy. >> narrator: the week after they were sworn in, boehner and the house republicans headed to a private retreat in baltimore. >> two and a half days of presentations... >> narrator: they came together to bond and build a strategy. >> in baltimore, we
Feb 14, 2013 10:00pm PST
! >>> john boehner has finally figured out how to lead the house of representatives. put all of the responsibility for governing on the senate and the president. >> if he is serious about ena enacting his agenda, i think it must start with a part of this congress that his party controls, the united states senate. >> that includes the sequester which is scheduled to take effect two weeks from today. >> we're going to insist that they finally pass a plan to replace the president's sequester. this sequester was the president's idea, his party needs to follow through on their plans to replace it. if they're willing to pass a bill, we'll find some way to work with them. >> john boehner told the "associated press" in an interview he is not interested in a grand bargain to avert the sequester. remember, this is the president's idea he insisted on this and until he puts forward a plan to place the sequester and his senate democratic colleagues pass it, we're going to be stuck with it. frankly, every time i've gotten into one of these high-profile negotiations, you know, it's my rear end tha
Feb 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
people. speaker john boehner said he could come up with $800 billion through a tax reform plan. we're simply saying to the house republicans that we want to do with speaker john boehner said he could do. use some of their revenue from closing loopholes to close the deposit. you are right. republicans so far have said they're not willing to close one tax loophole, not for a corporate jet or big oil companies for the purpose of reducing the deficit. when it is that trade-off, are they more interested in protecting the economy and defense spending? then i think he will begin to see a little bit of a change in attitude. >> what is there is not a change in attitude and calculations? this deadline is different than previous ones. we were facing the prospect of a default. it was a stone wall. we could not afford to hit it. where were facing taxes immediately going up. it was a pretty hard stonewall we could not afford to hit. this time, they're saying we really do not want this to happen, but if it does it is the other guy's fault. is that kind of what we are seeing here? >> the president ha
Feb 14, 2013 11:00pm EST
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Feb 14, 2013 2:00am EST
the same. >> well, speaker john boehner dismissed the president's proposal to raise the minimum wage to $9 on hour. let's listen to the speaker. >> listen. i've been dealing with the minimum wage issue for the last 28 years that i've been in elective office. and when you raise the price of employment, guess what happens. you get less of it. at a time when the american people are still asking the question where are the jobs, why would we want to make it harder for small employers to hire people? >> you know, chuck, last night reminded me of high school debating. it was the same old arguments. i mean, i'm not putting him down necessarily. but what we heard from senator rubio and boehner. let's fight over minimum wage. the evils of minimum wage. >> this is where you look at this -- and i look at this speech as a political document. you look at the minimum wage is a 65% approved item. when you look at universal pre-k. that's a 65% approval. when you look at the idea of having high schools get more skill -- teach more actic skills, this is 65% ideals. it's similar to what bill clinton wou
Feb 13, 2013 11:00am PST
republican response today on some of the issues laid out by the president, both speaker boehner and senate leader mitch mcconnell call the president's speech a missed opportunity. >> an opportunity to bring together the country and instead became a retread of lip service and liberalism. for democratic president entering his second term, it was simply unequal to the moment. following four years of this president's unwillingness to challenge liberal dogma. we got more of the same. >> i have been dealing with a minimum wage issue for the last 28 years that i have been elected office. when you raise the price of employment, guess what happens. you get less of it. in a time when the american people are asking where are the jobs, why would we want to make it harder for small employers to hire people. >> let's bring in the "news nation" panel and syndicated talk show host and contributor michael smerconish, cnbc contributor and columnist for reuters and the atlantic. lots of jobs for you. let me start off with you. you have a president talking about raising the minimum wage and the follow-up from
Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
, the first go around back in the summer of 2011 he and john boehner went behind closed doors met in secret, cooked up what became known as the grand bargain. he had given entitlement cuts, boehner would find $800 million in revenue and that worked well until joe biden maybe accidentlily told eric cantor the number two republican and the bile rival with boehner that they were holding negotiations, and he didn't like that. they pushed everything down at the election creating at the time the fiscal cliff which was as one person in our film called a suicide event strapped on to the economy and waiting to be detonated. after the election obama sits down with boehner. they wait until the middle of december because obama has been slow walking boehner's proposal were right after the election. and the president is pretty tough. he doesn't want to give anything that he was giving away back in the grand bargain talk. and he doesn't think boehner at $800 billion is giving him enough. that's a signal right there that things are not going to go well back in december, and we know now that they're
Feb 14, 2013 11:00am EST
ought to talk about how this impacts real people. >> let's go ahead and play john boehner. john boehner was just speaking a moment ago, i want to play it for everybody. go ahead and listen. >> -- if he's serious about enacting his agenda, i think it must start with the part of this congress that his party controls the united states senate. you know, what can he get passed in the united states senate. the president wants to impose a national cap and trade energy tax. i would hope that senate democrats would take it up. if the president wants more stimulus spending, i would expect the united states senate to go ahead and take it up. if the president wants more tax hikes that destroy jobs, then his democrat allies in the senate ought to take it up. this isn't the agenda that many americans are looking for. and i think many in the president's own party won't support those ideas. in the house, we're going to continue to focus on what the american people's top priorities are, creating jobs and cutting spending. now, for the last two years, the house has done its work, we've passed legislation
Feb 13, 2013 6:00am PST
to the house. yesterday, 17 republicans called on john boehner to schedule an up-or-down vote on the violence against women act. if there is a vote in the house, those 17 republican votes, alone, together with the support of all house democrats will send that bill to president obama. john boehner, what are you waiting for? another exciting show tomorrow. have a good one, tokesfolks. come back and see us again tomorrow. >> this is "the bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: oh i'm sorry. are we on? glug glug, glug. >> stephanie: good morning jacki schechner. is she there? >> hold on. i just had to sip some water. >> stephanie: were you also drinking? >> totally parched. >> stephanie: wow. dry as a desert in here. [ laughter ] >> sean hannity said that was the best response to a state of the union he's ever seen. >> stephanie: awkward! >> he was going along fairly well. compared to jindal and some of the others in the past. >> he looked like he was running for a fraternity president. >> stephanie: he didn't get the chris matthews oh, god until that point. >> always look
Feb 14, 2013 1:00am EST
and credit of the united states of america. >> krystal, i believe john boehner is sitting behind him at that moment thinking, he is exactly right, we shouldn't be tampering with this stuff. we will lose as a party, republicans in the house, if we do get caught tampering with this stuff again like we did on debt ceiling. but how does boehner try to keep control of his side on this? >> well, and that has been the big question. it is remarkable, actually, that we were able to avoid the fiscal cliff. i mean, we sort of went over it and we were able to keep that intact. and the republicans basically blinked, they realized on some level that they were becoming known as the party of manufacturing crisis. this was all they -- that they had to offer the country. if they go down that path too many times, their approval ratings are already at all-time lows. they can't sink any further in the public's estimation. and we're looking at sequester and continuing resolution. we're going to have another debt ceiling debate in the summer. now rather than the burden being on the democrats to figure out
Feb 16, 2013 1:35am EST
boehner sat behind the president during the speech and did not stir a muscle in any way that might be mistaken for approving of the president's ideas. this was the reaction from mr. boehner the next day. last night, the president offered up more of the same -- higher taxes and more stimulus spending and we're weeks away from the president's sequester and the president laid out no plan to eliminate the sequester and the harmful cuts that will come as a result of it. john: eamon, any of the things the president talked about going to pass? >> i think he's got a fight on his hands. republicans, as you saw, just from the body language of speaker boehner sitting behind the president, republicans are not in a mood to offer him any major wins here. i don't think they feel they need to except perhaps on immigration which runs on a separate political track so the president is proposing these things. they're not really going to get done and it reminds me of bill clinton going small ball towards the end of his presidency. >> the criticism of the republican response, i think, was that they were st
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Feb 14, 2013 10:00pm EST
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Feb 14, 2013 7:00pm EST
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Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm PST
you, most americans but not to john boehner speaker of the house. >> when you raise the price of employment guess what happens you get less of it. >> john: that is not true. and that comes from a political leader who thinks billionaires who have it rough but poor people have it too easy. the president laid out what he would do on the abraham/ing sequester that would push the economy into recession. >> obama: on medicare i'm prepared to enact reforms that will achieve the same amount of healthcare savings by the beginning of the next decade as the reforms proposed by the bipartisan simpson-bowles commission. to hit the rest of our deficit reduction target we should do what lourdes in both parties have already suggested, and save hundreds of billions of dollars by getting rid of the tax loopholes and deductions for the well-off and the well-connected. >> the >> the president's sequester that we want to sea happen, but when it comes to overcoming their miserable performance with hispanic voters, here's part of what he said about immigration last night. >> right now leaders from the
Feb 11, 2013 9:00pm PST
both parties. so that's mitch mcconnell, harry reid, nancy pelosi and john boehner. in response i think to the number of democrats and the first lady bringing victims of gun violence with them as guests to the state of the union this year, to highlight that issue, one republican member of congress this year has decided to do his part to advance the serious consideration of gun violence and lawful gun ownership in america by inviting as his guest for the state of the union this gentleman. >> hey obama, you might want to suck on one of these, you punk! obama, he's a piece of [ bleep ] and i told him to suck on my machine gun. let's hear it for him. i said hey, humor me. you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless [ bleep ]. >> mr. ted nugent is a musician. i believe he is still mostly known for "cat scratch fever", but i could be wrong. he was investigated by the secret service last year after telling an nra convention in april of 2012, quote, if barack obama is elected, i'll either be dead or in jail this time next year." texas congressman steve stockman has
Feb 12, 2013 1:00pm EST
the republicans. they don't want to work with me. this morning speaker boehner and -- have a breakfast with television anchors and correspondentses. he said he doesn't think that the president has the gouts make tough schoisz. that's not someone that sounds like you're going to make a deal with. >> at the same time the president jean sperling from the white house economic council said that the president does believe that there have to be some entitlement cuts. he that issed to joe scarborough today. i think they're trying to reserve some running room here for real negotiations, and i have been told mike and chris that democrats on the hell think that the senate democrats at least think that john boehner is ready to make a deal for all the tough talk going into this. >> he is being outflanked by eric cantor, and he is ready to negotiate. >> i think the problem, though, andrea, is it's two-fold. first john boehner has said publicly i'm not getting into any more one-on-one negotiations with the president. you know, maybe is he going to do a broader negotiation, but ultimately it
Feb 8, 2013 10:00pm PST
this time to president obama. today, speaker boehner's office was sending around "call obama sequester's bluff." republicans should continue to refuse to make any concessions or compromise with the white house, he says, even writing a script for them. we are quite prepared to cut elsewhere but we already raised taxes last month. if the presses wants to avoid the sequester as we do, he must offer a substitute set of cuts. otherwise, mr. president, there is nothing to discuss. your sequester, republicans need to reiterate the sequester was the president's idea in the first place, will go ahead. the sequester was the president's idea? that's what the republicans want you to believe. the speaker's office has even created the #obamaquester. let's travel back in time to the great ceiling debt debacle of 2011. here is what president obama was demanding. >> at minimum we've got to raise the debt ceiling. so, that's the bare minimum that has to be achieved. >> here is what john boehner and the republicans in the house were demanding. >> the house cannot pass a bill that raises taxes o
Feb 12, 2013 7:00am PST
the state of the union, the speaker of the house, john boehner, held a meeting this morning and gave his own preview of what to expect. nbc's kelly o'donnell was there and she joins me live from capitol hill. kelly, i understand some very strong language from boehner. what did he have to say? >> well, good morning, chris. this is a tradition on the state of the union day that the speaker of the house meets with a small group of broadcast reporters, who cover him. and it was a wide-ranging, hour-long meeting. and it really was a difference in tone from what we've seen in past years. while the speaker maintains he has that good relationship with the president, he had some sharp words. in particular, in talking about what he believes is the president's approach to dealing with the fiscal crisis, spending issues, those kinds of things, this is a quote from speaker john boehner. "i think he'd like," meaning the president," to do the kind of heavy lifting that needs to be done. here's the key quote, i don't think he's got the guts to do it. that fell in the room. and we pressed the sp
Feb 12, 2013 3:00am PST
. unless john boehner acts. because in the gallery tonight as a guest of congressman steve stockman maybe you've heard this, is going to be rocker, loud mouth a-hole, ted nugent. yeah. steve stockman says he is honored to have a patriot like ted nugent as his guest at the state of the union. i mean can you believe it? ted nugent. this is a guy who has, in the last year, threatened the life of president obama called him all kinds of names. been investigated by the secret service for threatening the life of the president. he has called hillary clinton a bitch. he has attacked senator dianne feinstein and senator barbara boxer among others and he is a guest of a member of congress tonight at the state of the union address. unfreakin' believable. here he is, sounds a little hard but you'll hear it. here he is at a concert last year where first of all -- he's got a machine gun on stage. okay. so he's a member of the nra. who cares he's a member of the nra. that's not the problem. that's not the issue. who cares he's against gun control. that's not the issue. the issue is his language and his a
Feb 12, 2013 3:00pm PST
economy and the fiscal health of the federal government, we know that house speaker john boehner told reporters today that the president in his words doesn't have the guts to tackle the serious problem of the debt facing this country, that he's not willing to take on his own party when it comes to reducing or rather raising the eligibility age for medicare. >> i think it's unfortunate that the name-calling on the eve of the state of the union. i think it's interesting coming from the speaker of the house who in a series of negotiations with the president has walked away from compromise proposals that the president has put forward as recently as the end of last year. the president put forward a broad deficit reduction package that represented some very tough choices for democrats, in very tough pills to swallow for democrats. john boehner, on the other hand, never did put forward a proposal that had the support or that he could lead his party to support. that's unfortunate. but the president will, you know, make clear again tonight as he has ever since that those ideas that he put on t
Feb 14, 2013 12:00am PST
boehner up out of his seat and got most of the reluctant -- not all, but most of the reluctant republicans up out of their seats. now, you can't equate on a one-to-one basis the theatrics on the state of the union night. but the fact that it got the speaker up out of his chair is significant. >> is the sentiment on this issue too much for the republicans to ignore at this point? >> i think that you laid it out. the challenge for them is that this is really just the beginning. you know, the president is going to talk about these issues, i believe on friday. these are issues in which there are too many victims, and there are too many families, and there are too many children. so you can continually be reminded there is a new framework that people are seeing. to every day now, we hear stories of gun violence, and they're covered in a new way. they're on cable in a new way. people are seeing them in a new way. so that really creates a challenge for republicans. they can actually address this issue, take that vote, or if they work to block a vote, they're really going to pay consequences, becau
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